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The Meaning of the Wedding Feast Parable

    The Wedding Feast Parable

    The Parable of the Wedding Feast Jesus often taught spiritual truths in the form of parables or stories.  Some of the parables were explained by Jesus in the Bible; others were not.  One left without explanation is the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22.  Keep reading if you would like help understanding the […]

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    What do you Delight In?

      Delight in Doing God's Will

      Dreaming of Death and Delight I recently had a dream where I was surrounded by water. Suddenly a tidal wave crashed over me, plunging me deep into a watery abyss, cut off from the breath of life.  In my dream, I knew I was about to drown, so I was about to die.  I thought […]

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      Two Advent Stories in Isaiah

        For unto us a Son is given - Isaiah 9:6

        At Christmas time, Christians celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, into the world as a man through the virgin birth.  We remember the two advent stories in Luke 2:1-20 and Matthew 1:18–2:12.  We reflect on the humble birth of our Savior by the virgin Mary, His being laid in a manger because there was […]

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        Is Unforgiveness an Unforgivable Sin?

          You have probably heard that unforgiveness is extremely unhealthy.  In addition to destroying relationships in your life, internalizing anger and bitterness can lead to many physical diseases and psychological problems.  That is why being unforgiving has been likened to drinking poison in the hope that it will hurt the person you are angry with. As […]

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          Encouragement From Esther

            The Old Testament book of Esther

            The book of Esther is unique among the books of the Bible. It takes place among the exiles outside of the land of Israel in a capital city of the kingdom of Persia God is never named as God, Jehovah (LORD), the Almighty, or in any other way Israel is never mentioned, and the people […]

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            Does Your Life Need Pruning?

              Prune that rose bush

              When I arrived home from work one day, I noticed a wildly overgrown branch on a rose-bush in our front garden.  I hadn’t noticed the growth of this branch as it was happening.  Suddenly, it was just there. That one extra-long branch was detracting from the beautiful purpose of the rose-bush.  So it had to […]

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              Why Did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree?

                Why Jesus Cursed the Fig Tree

                Have you ever wondered why Jesus cursed the fig tree? (Matthew 21:17-21 and Mark 11:12-24) My daughter-in-law asked me why Jesus cursed the fig tree.  I think many people wonder the same thing.  I must admit, the last time I read it, I thought, “Poor fig tree. It wasn’t its fault; it wasn’t fig season […]

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